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Riff: Green Day – “Stray Heart”

Nov 13, 2012

Oh you’re the only one that I’m dreaming of/Your precious heart

from Stray Heart lyrics by Green Day

Dynamic melody confounds the Green Day mind here, on a record dripping with phoned-in power-chord filth. Albeit a simple doo-wop-tinged bass line, Billie Joe’s actually arching  his vocal, on a track that’s actually sane in its endearment – that is, absent of misogyny and choke holds.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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